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Fall 2019 convocation

Monday, October 7, 2019

ConvocationThe following C&O students will be awarded their graduate degrees at the Fall 2019 convocation on October 25. Congratulations to the students and their supervisors!

Elena Bakos Lang (M.Math.)
Worst-case to average-case reductions for the SIS problem: tightness and security
Supervisor: Alfred Menezes

Leah Cousins (M.Math.)
Who would have thought card shuffling is so involved?
Supervisor: Ian Goulden

Jack Dippel (M.Math.)
The matching augmentation problem: a 7/4 approximation algorithm
Supervisor: Joseph Cheriyan

William Dugan (M.Math.)
Sequences of trees and higher-order renormalization of group equations
Supervisor: Karen Yeats

Alessandra Graf (Ph.D.)
On the strongly connected components of random directed graphs with given degree sequences
Supervisor: Penny Haxell

Andrew Jena (M.Math.)
Partitioning Pauli operators: in theory and in practice
Supervisor: Michele Mosca

Thomas Kelly (Ph.D.)
Cliques, degrees, and coloring: Expanding the \omega, \Delta, \chi paradigm
Supervisor: Luke Postle

Dariusz Lasecki (M.Math.)
Noisy embezzlement of entanglement and applications to entanglement dilution
Supervisor: Debbie Leung

Andre Linhares Rodrigues (Ph.D.)
Approximation algorithms for distributionally robust stochastic optimization
Supervisor: Chaitanya Swamy

Cameron Marcott (Ph.D.)
Partition algebras and Kronecker coefficients
Supervisor: Kevin Purbhoo

Connor Paul-Paddock (M.Math.)
Algebraic and combinatorial aspects of incidence groups and linear system non-local games arising from graphs
Supervisor: Jon Yard

Matthew Slavin (M.Math.)
Applications of stochastic gradient descent to nonnegative matrix factorization
Supervisor: Steve Vavasis

Mariia Sobchuk (M.Math.)
Quantum independence and chromatic numbers
Supervisor: Chris Godsil

Christopher van Bommel (Ph.D.)
Quantum walks and pretty good state transfer on paths
Supervisor: Chris Godsil

Xiaojing Wang (Ph.D.)
Constructing cospectral and comatching graphs
Supervisor: Chris Godsil

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